Hands-On Training

Hands-On Training: Concrete Repair Lab

Codes:            TUCR1 / TUCR2
Date/Times:   Tuesday, February 3 | 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm / 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Codes:            WECR1 / WECR2
Date/Times:   Wednesday, February 4 | 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm / 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

 
In this hands-on lab, participants will learn the critical aspects of surface preparation, mix design, concrete placement and quality controls relevant to repairing spalled concrete. Participants will have the opportunity to look behind the scenes and see what causes a repair to fail or succeed. This hands-on event is a great compliment to the Concrete Repair Fundamentals series – see 3-Hour Seminars TU11 and WE12.

Through case study visuals, demonstrations and hands-on activities, participants will be exposed to key practices critical to successful spall and will gain first-hand experience the key mechanisms that cause a spall repair to fail or succeed. Mechanisms in a concrete mix that control shrinkage, rheology and bonding properties will be covered plus mechanisms that make the removal of corrosion, removal of contaminated and damaged concrete, proper surface moisture condition and surface cleanliness critical to a successful repair. Participants will gain insight into the mechanisms that affect the repair material’s bond to the existing concrete and how to test the repair’s bond.
 
NOTE: Space is limited to 16 participants per time slot, so register early!

Select preferred training time slot from schedule below:
TUCR1: Tues, Feb 3, 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm
TUCR2: Tues, Feb 3, 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm
WECR1: Wed, Feb 4, 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm
WECR2: Wed, Feb 4, 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Concrete Repair Training Fee: $350; $440 after 12/15/14 and onsite
 
Hands-On Training: How to Place & Finish Floors

Code:              TUPTD1
Date/Time:     Tuesday, February 3 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Codes:            WEPTD1 / WEPTD2
Date/Times:   Wednesday, February 4 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This 4-hour hands-on-training session is limited to 20 attendees per time slot. Want to get dirty and learn how to place, screed, bull float and power trowel a concrete floor slab? This is not a sit and watch session—you’ll be the flatwork finisher! Attendees will be divided into groups of 10 each and each group will place and finish a 12 ft x 30 ft slab under the direction of industry recognized flatwork finishers. You’ll receive individual instructions and tips on how to use various hand and power tools including hand-held vibratory-screeds, straight edges, bull floats, bump cutters and walk-behind power trowels. More importantly you’ll learn about the window of finishability and how to read fresh concrete. Hands-On Training participants are encouraged to attend seminar TU120 – Place & Finish—Back to Basics for the complete educational experience.

NOTE: Space is limited to 20 participants per time slot, so register early!


Select preferred training time slot from schedule below:
TUPTD1: Tues, Feb 3, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WEPTD1: Wed, Feb 4, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
WEPTD2: Wed, Feb 4, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Minimum age 18 years. Clothing requirements: long pants, long shirt sleeves and work boots. Safety equipment will be provided.

Place & Finish Training Fee: $375; $465 after 12/15/14 and onsite

Hands-On Training: Stamped Concrete

Code:               TUSC1
Date/Time:      Tuesday, February 3 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Code:               WESC1
Date/Time:      Wednesday, February 4 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Participants will apply the basics of stamped concrete in this hands-on training session. Attendees will place and stamp an actual project consisting of a driveway and sidewalk with a curve. Applying and working with color hardeners and release agents plus how to properly use stamping tools to create various textures including boarders and bands will be experienced. Participants will also practice different jointing and edging techniques for stamped concrete as well as washing, cleaning and sealing. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to create the look of slate or brick by doing it yourself! This hands-on event is a great compliment to seminar MO19 The Basics of Stamped Concrete: Texturing Options and Efficiencies presented by Todd Scharich.
 
IMPORTANT: Minimum age 18 years. Clothing requirements: long pants, long shirt sleeves and work boots. Safety equipment will be provided.

 
NOTE: Space is limited to 20 participants per time slot, so register early!

Select preferred training time slot from schedule below:
TUSC1: Tues, Feb 3, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WESC1: Wed, Feb 4, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stamped Concrete Training Fee: $450; $540 after 12/2/13 and onsite


Hands-On Training: Surveying with Total Stations—Basics of Surveying for Beginners

Code:                WESTS1
Date/Time:        Wednesday, February 4 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


This hands-on training session will explain the basic workings of digital total stations used in surveying with special focus on accuracies, errors, and minor adjustments. Instrumental, personal, natural random and systematic errors will be discussed along with procedures for avoiding common pitfalls such as measuring angles and distances. Attendees will be subdivided into small groups to demonstrate/practice the following: instrument setup and proper handling and care of equipment. Attendees will set-up a total station over a specific point using the 5-step method as well as learn to measure distances and horizontal/vertical (zenith) angles properly.
 
1: Classroom setting
·   Discuss the basic operations of total stations in surveying
·   Recognize the cause of many errors using total stations
·   Identify which total station errors are avoidable with proper field technique
·   Analyze the process of checking common total station features

2: Small Groups will demonstrate
·   Instrument set-up
·   Proper handling and care of instrument
·   Set-up a total station over a specific point using the 5-step method

3: Small Groups will practice
·   Measure distances and horizontal and vertical (zenith) angles
·   Use angles and distances to lay out a specific point

NOTE: Space is limited to 20 participants, so register early!
 
Basics of Surveying Training Fee: $325; $405 after 12/15/14 and onsite
 
Hands-On Training: Surveying with Total Stations—Advanced Surveying

Code:                 THSTS1
Date/Time:        Thursday, February 5 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 
This hands-on training session is designed for experienced operators who already have a good working knowledge and significant practice using total stations in the field. Participants will go beyond what is commonly learned on the job and delve into specifications, accuracies and calibrations which are rarely understood by the typical construction surveyor. Specific detail will be presented on methods which may be utilized to improve accuracy of point location beyond the standard procedures typically used on construction sites. Hands-on use of total stations will demonstrate easily performed field checks and adjustments of instrument calibration in setting up accurately on a point and measurement of distances and angles. A special discussion regarding expected accuracies with various degrees of factory stated specifications typically found will also be included.

NOTE: Space is limited to 20 participants, so register early!


Advanced Surveying Training Fee: $325; $405 after 12/15/14 and onsite
 

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